Program Manager, Truth + Transformation Initiative

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, which connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights.  The Center is seeking a Program Coordinator to support our Truth + Transformation Initiative, which seeks to help the broader Atlanta community engage honestly with American history, in particular about racial violence, through memorialization, commemoration, public education, curricular materials, and civic engagement. 



The T + T Program Manager works closely with the Director of T + T in support of the success of the initiatives’ several programs, projects, and goals.  To be successful in this role, one must have a passion for the mission, core values and vision of The Center, with a demonstrated interest in and ability to engage with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives.  The right candidate will be comfortable navigating multiple tasks and competing priorities; demonstrating strong project and time management skills; and managing external stakeholder partnerships. 

Reports To:  DJ Sims, Director of Truth + Transformation Initiative 

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with the Director of Truth + Transformation and Lead Coordinator to enhance partner engagement and collaboration processes  
  • Conduct efforts to advance community outreach within Atlanta and nationally to involve new organizations and community leaders in the initiative  
  • Work with various teams to design and implement programs and resources for a diverse range of audiences  
  • Lead advocacy and public education initiatives related to the program’s goals  
  • Create written materials and collateral to support initiative programs and events  
  • Perform administrative and operational tasks – including co‐planning and co‐facilitating monthly partner meetings and project team meetings – to ensure the achievement of strategic goals 
  • Assist in the planning and execution of logistics for meetings, programs, and events as directed by the T + T Director  
  • Provide senior level executive support by managing departmental project plans, databases, and documents 
  • Manage strategic partnerships with civil rights and racial justice experts at the national, state, and local levels 
  • Manage project consultants (strategic communication, education, research, copywriting) in collaboration with internal and external staff, including scope of work and deliverables 
  • Conduct research, gather, and evaluate data related to the initiative’s subject matter and develop program quality control systems  
  • Assist in fundraising efforts by providing program‐specific content for grant and sponsorship proposals and reports 
  • Collaborate to maintain the initiative’s website and presentation materials at high‐quality standards
  • Manage microgrant fund program including all budgetary processes, developing grant reporting metrics, overseeing the grant application processes, developing grant award notifications, and managing promotion of grant funding announcements
  • Prioritize and establish protocols to ensure the active participation of communities most affected by the initiative’s mission  
  • Contribute to external partner forums, symposiums, and engagements on behalf of The Center or T+T Initiative 
  • Develop processes and records to document program activities  
  • Advise on departmental strategic planning 


Core Competencies 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Three to five years’ experience supporting programs utilizing project management skills.  
  • Operates within anti‐racist, social justice frameworks when approaching tasks, community, and colleagues 
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills and attention to detail  
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and self‐directed, while staying regularly connected with the Director and other colleagues to ensure consistency  
  • Ability to work collaboratively and bridge the gap with partners and stakeholders with a diverse range of ideological approaches  
  • Strategic thinker with excellent research, prioritization, conceptualization, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills  
  • Experience or familiarity with community advocacy at the state and local level in Georgia  
  • Ability to think ‘big picture’ as well as translate ideas into realistic, actionable plans 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on clear articulation of complex concepts and topics  
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to learn and utilize other commonly used business technology tools such Adobe, Slack, project management software, etc.  
  • Ability to work a variable schedule based upon the needs of the organization and T+T Initiative activities. Occasional evening and weekend availability will be required
  • Community organizing experience is a plus. 
  • Experience at a non-profit, public history organization, or cultural institution is a plus. 

Physical Requirements 

Reasonable accommodation may be made as needed. 

  • Capable of working on a computer for extended periods of time  
  • Extended periods of sitting, standing and/or moving  
  • Cognitive ability to process information, analyze and make decisions  
  • Ability to lift, carry, and or move up to 25 pounds  
  • Bending, reaching, kneeling  

 Employment Eligibility 

NCCHR is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on age (40 and over), race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, and the statuses protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. 

Application Instructions

About Us 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights, whether at a local, national or global level.  Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors and attendees to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they come away inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities, workplace, and lives.  The Center has a local footprint in downtown Atlanta, Georgia with a national reach in the ongoing pursuit of civil and human rights for all. To learn more, visit our website civilandhumanrights.org. 

Interested and qualified candidates please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected].